I actually bought the phone and is using it now. It isn't as bad as I expected it to be. It is actually pretty decent if you could look past the marketing hype for the dual cameras (very lackluster performance). The pictures lack details and there are very few options in the camera interface. You can take decent pictures with manual mode but in general the pictures are marred by a lack of details. BUT the oddest thing about the camera is the video clips are very clear and sharp. Very strange.
Design wise, the phone does stand out in a sea of iPhone or Samsung lookalikes. The design reminds me of the LG G4 and more masculine looking.
Antutu score is 91381, recommended to play 3D games in low quality mode, CPU is deduced to be high end and can support large apps with "excellent" multitasking. Not as snappy as compared to Vivo V3Max but you cannot expect this from a phone of this price. Also I have not experienced any auto restart. Touch wood.
The fingerprint sensor is not as fast as others like Oppo, Vivo or Huawei/Honor. No 0.5 s activation here. Can be a hit and miss sometimes.
Battery cover is removable to access the 2 sim card slots and one micro SD card slot. Can choose to use data from either sim card which is not possible with the Honor 8.
The battery is not removable though.
Battery is above average with 4 hours of on screen time of multiple tasks. Battery drains slowly on standby.
The screen is good and bright. Better sunlight legibility compared to the Honor 8.
The speaker sound is LOUD and clear even at maximum volume.
A faint crackling sound can be heard though when you connect to the headphone jack. Not heard when the music is playing. Sound quality is decent with a very well balanced low, mid and high tones.
Almost barebone Android so that is good. There is a support app that tests a few hardware on the phone for self-diagnosis.
I thought I would go back to my Honor 8 but two weeks on I am still using it.
iawnaek, 30 Jun 2017You should test other features. Sometimes is freezing and automatic restart
But you can get this from Aliexpress for 197.49 USD only. Free delivery but must wait between 15 to 30 days.
I bought this phone at Lulu hypermarket in Saudi Arabia Original Price is SAR 1299 or US$ 346 but sold only at SR 799 or US$ 213 promotional price.
I bought due to its unusual dual front and back camera setups and overall physical design is great with removable back cover (though) battery is not accessible/removable)
What I can say as a hands on user. Camera is purely overhyped. Bad quality compared to my oneplus 3. I off the phone and put it on sale after that. I'm so disappointed.
Heartbroken :( Haven't tested the other features though.
I bought one, from AliExpress like 9 days ago, so I don't have it yet, but Damn I'm hyped about it.
I'll make a good review here about the phone, so hope I get it fast.
"Hasta la vista" brothers.
2017 device with a 2016 OS, awesome job Alcatel maybe you can launch a phone with specs from 2020 and have software from 2015
AMDC, 02 May 2017how do you rate this phone?1-10i will rate it 5-6
average picture quality from both camera, front & back. phone is not premium built. the dual camera for the front & back is just a hype.
if this model got 5.5 inch screen. i bet there is no plus version for this year flash.
YYY333, 15 Apr 2017Hey, any experince using this phone? I want to buy one, but ther is no review yet for this phone.Becoz not yet released
John , 21 Apr 2017sir do you have this phone at hand? how was it? camera quality?Nope dont have it yet. But one never know.
someone have both this phone?please share you experience about this mobile, i wanted to buy this but i kinda hesitant.the specs is good,jaw dropping for his price.